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Archive for October, 2017

Shivti as a Resource for Sources

Shivti is a very good web site for sourcebooks on topics in Jewish law from the BMG in Lakewood. They can be purchased either in print or downloadable PDF editions and have material from the Talmud to recent authorities.

Self-Driving Cars in Halakhah

There is an article in the new issue of Ha-Ma’ayan on self-driving cars in Jewish law. (Hebrew) Some interesting discussion about questions related to liability for damages and use on Shabbat. HT Seforimviews

Who Wrote the Prayer for the State of Israel

Much has been written over the years trying to answer the question who wrote the prayer for the State of Israel. The two main figures in this bibliographic drama have been Rabbi Isaac Halevy Herzog and Shai Agnon. Did Herzog write it and Agnon edit it? Did Agnon write it? Yoel Rappel has researched this […]

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